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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 15, 2011 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

That is not the plot line I thought it was going to be. I was under the impression it was going to be a bio of Jerry - The Early Years. No matter. J.K. Simmons rocks as he usually does (Juno), but I don't think I'm really moved to see this film anytime soon after watching several clips. The one where they are at the concert is beyond cheesy (jots). High school play level. Jeez producers, a '87 Jerry copy is not hard to find. Go to a Furthur show. Let's count how many slightly padded 40-50ish year old guys w/ beards we can find. And Bobby looks grey, like a meth addict. All right, enough Sturm und Drang over one scene. The clips were worth checking out.

I hope I am not copying the same clips SDH put up, but hulu won't let me in. (The upgrade to 2.3 M/fox sucks, beware.)

http://tinyurl.com/6gsjdmj

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Sep 15, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

Ahh, JK Simmons...have you seen Oz?

He will always be the sick and twisted Nazi punk Vern Schillinger to me :D

If you haven't seen it, here's a clip (prolly not safe for work)

JK Simmons is Nas-tay!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 15, 2011 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

One of the best shows ever! I always see him as AB leader Vern Schillinger too. Such a great performance. One of many many fantastic performances on that show. Adebesi might be my favorite, as well as Chuck Zito (partly bc I've met him, and he's the former president of the NY chapter of the Angels, and former bodyguard for Sly Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charles Bronson, and Sean Penn,). His acting in all his roles is truly authentic.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 15, 2011 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

Yes Chris, I have seen him in Oz. Oz is so well done on so many levels. I just can't handle that show. It was the scene w/ Christopher Meloni's character receiving fellatio from a minion, then breaking his neck with a quick twist before he was, ah... done.

Is JK Simmons the best American character actor? I think we may have a winner.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Sep 15, 2011 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

You're thinking of something else, that's not finished yet, or even filming as far as I know. This movie is not at all about the Dead, but about how the Dead's music helped repair the estranged relationship between a young man crippled by a brain tumor and his straight edged father. Therefore the scenes you're viewing out of context don't really do the movie as a whole justice.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 15, 2011 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

what, $4.99 On Demand? no sweat, they sounded better than DSO..

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 15, 2011 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

I hear ya J.
Do you know the name of the project/film I'm thinking of?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 16, 2011 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

PS

Nothing against the people who are trying to make this movie - I'm sure they are fine Americans and love their children, etc. - BUT the way they went about this was all wrong for this organization.

They bought the rights to some book (I'm too lazy to look up which one), then announced the movie, and THEN approached the GD about music rights, well, that all kind of proves they had no idea who they were dealing with, and therefore may not be exactly the right people to make this movie.

Reportedly they were turned down because 1) they had no upfront money and wanted to pay for the music rights with back-end points and 2) the GD and the widder Koons are still trying to get a Grateful Dead movie made.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 16, 2011 1:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)


Last summer is about the last time anything's been heard about this project - I think it's dead in the water

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/jerry-garcia-biopic-wont-be-allowed-to-use-his-songs/